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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day with Tim ... Holtz February 2014 Tag

Happy Valentines Day to you all.  I hope the day is filled with people that you love.  My take on Tim's February 2014 tag is also filled with love, along with hugs and kisses, hearts, lots of red and even Cupid and his arrow.  If you haven't done so already, go take a look at Tim's blog and his February tag tutorial for all the details.  Gorgeous!  This month's tag has stenciling, embossing, and that amazing chalkboard effect ...  just loads of inspiration to get your hands inky.


I'm including a few closeups of my February tag.  At the top, I've included my "x" and "o" kisses and hugs from some of Tim's Idea-ology cirque alphabet stickers (part of my January win prize pack -- thanks Tim!!).  I also had a red gem brad that I absolutely had to include with this tag tie.  I thought it really went well with the sheen given off by the clear embossing over the stenciled harlequin pattern.


 I love the stamp that Tim used for his sentiment.  While waiting to purchase that stamp, I decided just to go with the simplicity of "love" for my chalkboard sentiment.  I added some flourishes for detail.


 However, I just couldn't leave well enough alone.  I wanted to add something to the chalkboard.  I went for some hearts cut out of dictionary pages and then drew some hearts on them with my Distress Markers.  After adhering them to my "chalkboard", I outlined them with a black archival pen.


 At the bottom of the page, Cupid is (die cut out of some romantic music score) is pointing to love.  His silver arrow charm has pierced through my Distress glittered grungeboard heart.


I need to get back to work.  Hugs to you all on this wonderful day.  Mary Elizabeth






12 comments:

Paper Profusion said...

Really terrific tag Mary Elizabeth. The red pops are fabulous and I love your little hearts on the chalkboard. That little cupid always makes me smile. Have a special day and happy weekend. Nicola x

Hetty said...

Happy Valentine's Day and what a beautiful tag. I like the cupid with the music paper.

butterfly said...

It's a delight, Mary Elizabeth... I love the musical Cupid and the harlequins look so cool. Lovely take on the tag, and hope you have a lovely weekend!
Alison xx

barbarayaya62 said...

THis is wonderful Mery!!!! I love all details in this tag! Cupid,liyyle hearts, letters ... Amazing!!!! Hugs BArbarayaya

Anita Houston said...

Thos may be my favorite one! I love the bright red harlequin!!!!! The jewel and Cupid really dress this up! Gorgeous gorgeous!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Not to be over-cheesy with the love theme, but I really do LOVE this tag (ha, ha)! You have this amazing knack for combining different "looks" and styles successfully. I really dig the chalkboard background along with the bright pops of red and glitter and shimmery-shine. That cupid is adorable and those dictionary-page hearts are beyond genius! You always give me such great ideas and inspiration, so thanks for sharing yet another stunning piece!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a beautiful tag! Love the sweet cupid and shimmery heart! Great take on Tim's tag!

die amelie said...

Wonderful, Mary Elizabeth!

Such an adorable take on Tim's February tag! LOVE it to bits!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, this is such a sweet tag, Mary Elizabeth. The cupid is so lovely. :)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Really nice tag. Well done.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Such a beautiful design Mary Elizabeth!! I just love the chalkboard sentiment, I think I have to come here and make a list of all the fun mixed media products you use....such an inspiration! xoxo

cardsetalia said...

Beautiful tag, great take on Tim's tag.